Workplace Violence Prevention Program

The San José State Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) addresses workplace violence by raising awareness, improving reporting procedures and implementing protective measures.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence affects nearly two million American workers annually, and is the third leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.

California Senate Bill 553

California SB 553 enacts, effective July 1, 2024, California Labor Code Section 6401.9 which requires the majority of employers in California to establish, implement, and maintain a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan that includes the following elements:

  • Prohibitions on employee retaliation;
  • Procedures to accept and respond to reports of workplace violence;
  • Employee workplace violence training and communication;
  • Emergency response;
  • Workplace violence hazard assessments; and
  • Other requirements, such as maintaining a Violent Incident Log.


SJSU Workplace Violence Prevention Plan

  • Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP) [pdf]
  • The WVPP is meant to be a dynamic document that will change over time as regulations change or as SJSU becomes aware of concerns that need to be included in the plan.  The most current version of the plan will always be hosted on this webpage.
  • Be aware that any prior version of the above linked PDF you may have downloaded may be out of date. Bookmark this page, instead of the direct PDF link, for future reference.

SJSU Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office

If you or someone you know has experienced sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, we encourage you to file a report or contact the Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office for resources and assistance.

Duty to Report and Mandated Reporting by Responsible Employees

Every CSU employee, including student employees and Resident Advisors (RAs) or Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) have a duty to report if they receive information about an incident(s) that may constitute a violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy.

Moreover, state law (California Penal Code §§ 11164-11174.3) requires all employees to report incidents of suspected and identified child abuse and neglect. 

Responsible employees are required to report all known information about the incident(s) – including the names of the Parties involved – even when the person has requested anonymity.

If you do not know whether information you received constitutes protected status discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, we still encourage you to call and consult with the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity, or simply file a report. A representative from the Office for Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office will evaluate the reported information with you and decide next steps.

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

San José State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus) that receive Federal financial assistance.

Other Ways to Make a Report

  1. The University’s Concerning Behavior Referral Form
  2. Anonymously on the University's Workplace Violence Hotline at 408-924-8477 (TIPS) or
  3. University Personnel:  408-924-3163 /408-924-3214 or
  4. Student Conduct and Ethical Development: 408-924-5985 or Title IX Office: 408-924-7289
  5. Title IX Office: 408-924-7289
  6. Environmental Health & Safety inbox: